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Regional Training Center and Communication Equipment Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Grand Forks
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,598)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Grand Forks Police Department will utilize their portion of the JAG funds to purchase various training equipment for the Grand Forks Regional Training Center. The Grand Forks County Sheriffs Office will utilize their portion of the JAG funds to enhance wireless communications in rural Grand Forks County through the existing State of North Dakota Mobile Data Computer System. This includes purchasing a portable Mobile Data Computer and an additional portable radio.


Date Created: August 20, 2008